Kirk Barnes Knipp
West Point, 1981
Be Thou At Peace
Posted by Joe Sanchez on February 25, 2012:
Kirk was constantly a man in motion. Kirk had a quick wit, a ready smile, and character that was forged even stronger at West Point. I am thankful for the memories of knowing him as a cadet before we graduated and our branch and post callings took us down different roads with intersections to come.
It is one thing to have intent, it is another to do, and Kirk was a doer. It is clear that Kirk's ethos was to make a difference in others' lives - as an Army officer and in the seminary. In his last days, Kirk's writings were candid about his illness but true to his character, he looked forward to communicating, as he put it, "the value of a day."
While that last communique was never posted, rest assured Kirk that by the way you lived, you taught many the value and meaning of a day. Your pain is over; you have joined our Good Lord and Savior but you will be missed. Well done friend, classmate, and brother-in-arms, be thou at peace.
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